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OUR MISSION

What We Do

Our Mission

The Grace Loncar Foundation’s mission is to reduce the suicide rate among North Texas teens and young adults by providing education, support, and resources to teens/young adults, their caregivers, and suicide survivors. 

We accomplish this mission by partnering with mental health professionals, community organizations, schools, and other mental health champions to sponsor mental health awareness programming, provide mental health care scholarships, and support caregivers and suicide survivors.

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Education / Awareness

The Grace Loncar Foundation actively seeks opportunities to advocate and educate on the topic of teenage depression, mental illness and suicide. We partner with accredited professionals to host educational events to better equip the community, parents and schools on how to identify and help those suffering.

We also fund, support, and facilitate school-based programs such as Hope Squad, Mental Health First Aid, and YAM (Youth Aware of Mental Health) to ensure students receive important, age-appropriate mental health education in school.

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Scholarships

From 2017-2022 we granted an annual $10,000 academic scholarship for students actively involved and invested in mental health advocacy. We required applicants to submit volunteer hours and an essay, and chose recipients accordingly.

However, beginning in 2022 we transitioned from an academic scholarship to providing financial aid for teenagers and their families seeking residential treatment for mental health and related issues. Working directly with private institutions, our goal is to make getting help more affordable and accessible to those that need it.

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Support

We can’t care for someone struggling with their mental health if we are struggling, too. Therefore, GLF provides support and resources to parents and caregivers of struggling teens and young adults. Our hope is to sponsor Caregiver Retreats in the near future so parents and caregivers can have a safe space to recharge and connect with others in similar circumstances.

CLICK HERE to donate to our efforts to provide respite for caregivers. Please see For Parents, Friends, and Caregivers for more information. Statistics tell us people who have experienced the suicide of a close friend or relative experience higher suicide rates, so we also provide support and resources for those who have experienced a suicide loss. Please see Suicide Survivor Support for more information.

Our Work

Priorities

Educate

Educate

To educate and de-stigmatize the topic of mental health by partnering with licensed professionals to host speaking series and community events that shed light on the signs and struggles associated with mental distress and illness.

Support

Support

To support teens and young adults struggling with their mental health, caregivers of those struggling, and those who have lost someone to suicide. To also support our partner mental health organizations in their endeavors to reach our collective goal: end suicide.

Provide

Provide

To provide financial assistance to help teens and their families access crucial mental health care.

Raise Funds

Raise Funds

To host and sponsor fundraising events, solicit and accept donations, and be good stewards of all funds raised for the fulfillment of our mission.

National Suicide Hotline: Dial 988 (open 24 hours)

North Texas Crisis Hotline: 214-828-1000

If you (or someone you know) are in imminent danger of hurting yourself or others, call 911.